Village Services > Parkway Trees
Parkway trees are
planted, maintained and are the property of the Village of
Addison and its Public Works Department.
Parkway trees throughout the Village are cared for on a
rotating schedule so that each neighborhood’s trees are trimmed
once every five-to-seven years. Trees will be trimmed to 14 feet
above street level by either Village crews or a private service
contracted by the Village.
Trees in need of more immediate attention should be reported
to the Addison Public Works Department at 630/620-2020. Hanging
branches or diseased trees should be reported immediately.
Parkway trees will be provided and planted at no charge to
residents. Planting is done in the spring and fall, depending on
the type of tree. Residents should call the Public Works
Department if they wish to have a tree planted in their parkway;
Public Works employees will inspect the site to decide if
planting is possible and place your name on the waiting list. A
limited number of trees are available each year, so occasionally
planting is postponed until the following season.
Planting of trees in the parkway by residents is appreciated,
but a permit is required. Call the Public Works Department at
630/620-2020 for more information.
Tree problems and removal
Occasionally, tree roots cause problems with sewer lines. If
you suspect a parkway tree is causing your sewer to backup, call
the Environmental Services Department at 630/279-2140 to have
the site inspected.
The Village will not remove live trees from the parkway except
in cases where the tree is dead, diseased or hazardous to the
safety of others. Trees will not be removed simply to eliminate
the need to rake leaves or other minor inconveniences.
The Public Works Department should be notified of other problems
with parkway trees, and will work to correct them immediately.
Wasp or hornet nests will be removed. For trees that grow roots
above ground in the parkway, it is recommended that a mulch ring
be constructed, eliminating the need for mowing close to the
Parkway trees, as well as those on private property, can experience problems due to invasive insects. Parkway trees will be serviced, and when necessary, removed by the Village when they are infected. For information about invasive insects and what can be done for trees on private property, click here.